Angels All Around


One morning as I prepared for my day, 

I was reminded of the profound experience

I had with my dog, Grace.

It was during the last year of my mother's life.

During that year, Grace was tuned to me - 

heartbeat to heartbeat.

As the seed of sorrow would begin to grow - 

before I even knew it was there -

Grace was at my side, loving me.

I knew then, as I do now,

that Grace was an angel 

sent to be with me.

 She was at my side - 

tuned to me -

heartbeat to heartbeat.

And, in a most amazing moment one morning,

as I silently thanked her

for showing me everyday what unconditional love is,

she lifted her paw and placed it in my hand -

this was not a normal movement of my dog.

And, I knew in that moment,

my hand was being held by an angel.

Blessed be!

© Rev.Mary Ann Tourjee 2019